The Spanish Dining Chair by Fredericia was designed by Danish Børge Mogensen as a dining chair version of his classic The Spanish Chair from 1958. When designing the chairs, Mogensen was inspired by a medieval Spanish furniture technique in which saddle leather was attached to a solid wooden frame. This was a technique he often used in his designs, and also the The Spanish Dining Chair consists of a simple oak frame and beautiful saddle leather forming the seat and backrest. Despite of the simplicity of the design, The Spanish Dining Chair catches the eye with its bold hunting lodge aesthetics. The chair is available with or without armrests.

The Spanish Dining Chair, cognac leather - oiled oak




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Cognac leather, oiled oak
56 cm

Børge Mogensen

Danish furniture designer Børge Mogensen (1914 –1972) was one of the most influential designers of the Danish modern. Mogensen studied furniture design at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and his designs aimed at functionality, minimalist appearance and easy accessibility. Soon after his graduation Mogensen was named the chief of Danish Consumers’ Co-operative Society FDB, which focused on producing functional, durable and affordable furniture for all social classes.

Mogensen’s designs were often extremely modest and confident at the same time, and the same goes for his personality. Mogensen preferred to work with traditional and natural materials, but also liked to experiment with new techniques and supported the industrial production of furniture. His work was also influenced by folk art, lithography and Japanese wood carvings. During his career Mogensen was awarded with the Eckersberg Medal and C.F. Hansen Medal, and in 1972 he was named Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the British Royal Society of Arts.

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